Welcome to SHS Guidance!

Graduation is May 26, 2017

*Scholarships are listed at the bottom of this page and are updated daily*

Are you interested in majoring in Diesel Technology?  You can apply to the Caterpillar Dealer Academy at Florence-Darlington Technical College.  

-University Test Prep @ USC -  ACT and SAT Summer Institutes are available.  Please go to discover.sc.edu/testprep to see dates and registration information.

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ACT and SAT tests
  • Do you need to take the ACT or SAT?
    First thing you should do is speak with your School Counselor about what your plans are for after high school.  If you are planning on attending a 2-year technical school (ex. Piedmont Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Tri-County Technical College, etc.) you do NOT need the ACT or SAT score to be accepted.  These two year schools require a placement exam called the e-Compass exam that you can take at the tech school campus.  

    Students who are going to a 4-year college will need to take the ACT or SAT.  Please check the college admissions page to see what score requirements you need to meet.  Again, please go to the Guidance Office to discuss your plans with your counselor...we are here to help you figure things out!

    To sign up for the ACT or SAT you will need to create a user account (if you have not already done so) at their respective websites:

    ACT:  www.actstudent.org

    SAT:  www.collegeboard.org

    Please keep your user name and password in a safe place because you WILL have to use this info to log back in and see/send your scores.


    Each test has various dates and locations it is given.  You should sign up for the date that works best for you and location you will be able to travel to on that test date.  

    2016-2017 SAT/ACT Test Dates (click HERE)

    When registering for the test, you will need SHS's school code which is 411790.


    Remember, not all students will need the ACT or SAT for his/her post-secondary plans...discuss your plans with your counselor in the Guidance Office!

Financial Aid for College-Bound Seniors
Student Athletes
  • NCAA Eligibility Center
    All student athletes who are wanting to play sports in college need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of their junior year!  You will create a profile that college coaches will use to see your stats, grades, and other info.  Click "NCAA Eligibility Center" above to get started. 


Guidance Information
Meet your school counselors
  • Valerie Smith
    Director of Guidance
    Last Names M-Z
    Grades 9-12

    864-445-3011 ext. 714


  • Whitney Moore
    School Counselor

    Last Names A-L

    Grades 9-12

    864-445-3011 ext. 715


  • Yolanda Moore
    CDF/Graduation Coach/CATE Coordinator
    864-445-3011 ext. 504


  • Pam Conyers
    Guidance Secretary

    864-445-3011 ext. 716


  • Brenda Shorter
    Testing Coordinator


Military Families
Summer 2017 Activities
  • Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series 2017
    Get a JUMPSTART at USC


    Various dates for grades 6-12 in subject areas including:  



    Computer Gaming

    Creative Writing

    Electrical Engineering


    Exercise Science

    Forensic Science

    Graphic/Digital Design


    Natural Hazards and Civil Engineering


    Speech Pathology


    Vex Robotics

    Women in Engineering

  • Clemson University Summer Scholars
    CU Summer Scholars is offering fun and educational residential programs in June, July, and August for students entering 7th to 12th grade in the fall.  Program offerings range from Engineering and Biology to Audio Engineering and Music Production and many more diverse programs.  Click here to find out more!

    *Pay tuition in full by April 1st and get a $100 early bird discount!

  • Teen Tech at Piedmont Technical College
    PTC is offering an exciting slate of programs for youth this summer!  From aviation to engineering or photography, we have something for everyone!  Get hands-on with our future agents in training, mechatronics and automotive technology programs.  Put your imagination and creativity to work through our baking, drawing and sewing offerings.  Fore more information, visit our website by clicking here!

    *Girls Achieving in Technology and Engineering


    *Become a MAKER - designing with Arduino

    *Junior Dessert Designer

    *Aviation Expedition

    *Grandma Didn't Sew Like This

    *Amazing Artist

    *Electronic Power

    *Automotive Technology

    *Future Agents in Training

    *Explore Mechatronics

    *Adventures in Robotics

    *Ready, SET (Science, Engineering and Technology), Go

    *Camp Millionaire


Transcript & Records Requests
  • Order your transcript
    Order Credentials from Parchment
    Click the "Order My Transcript" button if you're applying to college and want to order your transcript online. Saluda High School has joined forces with Parchment to bring you Secure Transcript™ – the safe, paperless way to send transcripts directly to the colleges you choose. It's easy, it's secure, and it's available 24/7.  You will need to register an account on Parchment. 

    *This service is only available to graduates from the class of 2002 to the present.

  • School Records
    Use this link if you need to request any elementary/middle/high school records, SAT/ACT scores, verification of graduation, court documents, or other vital records.  We do not have a copy of your diploma or GED in your student file.  Should you need a duplicate copy of your diploma or GED, please contact the SC Department of Education at (803) 734-8040 for diploma and (803) 734-8238 for GED questions.
College Open House Opportunities
  • College Visits
    Now is the time to start visiting colleges! 

    Go to the college's website of your choice and go to the Admissions page to see campus visit dates/events/times and register for your visit. 

    Juniors get 1 college visit day (excused day) as long as they complete/return the college visit packet - pick one up from Mrs. Conyers in Guidance.

    Seniors get 2 college visit days (excused) but must complete/return the college visit packet from Mrs. Conyers

    Any questions?  Your counselors are always here to help!


Scholarship Opportunities
  • Everything you need to know about winning scholarships
  • SC Teacher Loan - Education majors
    SC Student Loan is glad to announce that the 2017-18 SC Teacher Loan Application is now available for downloading at: http://www.scstudentloan.org/UserFiles/File/PDF/parentstuds/Teacher(1).pdf.  Please share this link with your students who are interested in the teaching profession.


    The SC Teacher Loan Program was established by the State of South Carolina to help talented and qualified students become teachers.  Students can borrow up to $2,500 per year in their freshman and sophomore years and $5,000 per year in their junior and senior years.  The loan is 100% forgivable if the recipient teaches in certain critical geographic or subject areas in South Carolina.  The complete lists of critical areas as well as the eligibility criteria and all other details of the program are available at: http://www.scstudentloan.org/students/teacherforgiveness.aspx.


    Funds are limited so we would ask you to encourage your potential teachers to apply as soon as possible.  Should you, your students or parents have any questions regarding this program please feel free to contact us at (800)347-2752.